Hello! My name is Allison Noga, and this is my ninth year teaching at St. Ambrose and my first on the High School Prep team. Before that, I taught fifth grade for four years at Our Lady of Peace School in Cleveland. Although school has always been an integral part of my life, I did not become a teacher right out of college. Instead, I dreamed of becoming a magazine reporter, and I graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s of science in journalism, with a minor in history. After working for almost four years as a news editor for NewsChannel5’s website, NewsNet5, I felt that something was missing in my life. I realized then that I was called to be a teacher.
I went to Cleveland State University to get my teaching license, and going back to school was one of the best decisions I ever made. Now I can impart my love of history by planning exciting social studies lessons and units, and I can share my love of language arts with my students by helping them to become better writers. In addition, my journalism background inspired me to start the Buzz Blog, Saint Ambrose’s online school newspaper. We currently have dozens of students in the Media Club, which is responsible for updating the blog with fresh content and incorporating technology such as videos, pictures and surveys.
As far as my personal life goes, I am married to a wonderful man, Joe, and we have a smart, energetic fourth-grader named Adam who keeps us on our toes. In my spare time, I love to watch and play most sports, read novels, travel, play board games, sing karaoke (very poorly), try new restaurants, and hang out with family and friends.
I am truly ecstatic to be part of the St. Ambrose family and am looking forward to another spectacular year!
Strengths: Woo – Achiever – Positivity – Ideation – Strategic
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Gandhi
- Fourth-Graders Teach Peers About World War II
- Debate: What Happened To The Lost Colony of Roanoke?
- Fourth-Graders Study Famous Ohioans
- Students Take Virtual Trip On Underground Railroad
- It Was an Exciting Week in the Bridge!
- Fifth-Graders Create Amazing Native American Projects
- Fourth-Graders Participate in “Great Mail Race”
- Mesoamerican Cultures Fascinate Fifth-Graders
- Fourth-Graders Plan Pioneer Villages
- 2017 Is Going To Be A Spectacular Year!